Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
Sophomore Tess Keller added valuable depth to the Husker women’s cross country team during the 2013 season. Keller, one of two NU runners (Peter Spinks) from Pope John XXIII high school in Netcong, N.J., was a top-seven runner throughout her sophomore campaign.
Keller opened up the 2013 season with a ninth-place finish at the Augustana Twilight in Sioux Falls, S.D., running a time of 18:13.71, helping the Huskers finish second in their opening meet. At Nebraska’s lone home meet of the season, the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, Keller placed 64th with a time of 24:40.30. Keller added a 12th place finish at the Tim Young Invitational running a time of 19:20.75.
In her second postseason with the Huskers, Keller placed 103rd at the Big Ten Championships, with a time of 24:35.4.
A standout on and off the course, Tess earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014.
After compiling a very successful prep career in New Jersey, Keller added valuable depth to the women’s cross country team during the 2012 season.
A mainstay in the top seven runners, Keller’s best performance during her freshman campaign came at the KU Rim Rock Farm Classic in Lawrence, Kan. She ran a 23:04.40 to place 66th.
Keller’s top finish came at the UNO/Creighton Invite in Omaha, where she placed 17th overall (20:47.40) helping NU to a second-place team finish.
A solid performer in the classroom as well, Keller earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the spring of 2013.
Before Nebraska (Pope John XXIII)
Keller posted impressive times and earned numerous state medals during her high school career at Pope John XXIII in Sparta, N.J.
Keller was the 2011 New Jersey Catholic Conference cross country champion, while also placing third at the cross country state group competition (non-public A).
The daughter of Nancy and Greg Keller, Tess was born on Feb. 25, 1994. She is majoring in psychology and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2013.